I'm not going to make a blanket statement and say that we're a bunch of saints and that us Idaho folk don't engage in debauchery however, based on what I've seen and experienced living in other states I will say that we tend to be on the nice list more often than the naughty list. You might of been shocked to read that Idaho was on the top of the list of 2021's Most Sinful States List, What I meant by that is that we're amongst the best, as a matter of fact we came in 2nd best behind Wyoming. How did WalletHub score the 50 states? Check out the method to the madness below.

"To determine where the U.S. has the most moral growing to do, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on seven sinful behaviors: anger and hatred, jealousy, excesses and vices, greed, lust, vanity and laziness."

Sinfulness of Idaho (1=Most Sinful; 25=Avg.):

  • 42nd – Anger & Hatred
  • 46th – Jealousy
  • 38th – Excesses & Vices
  • 38th – Greed
  • 45th – Lust
  • 41st – Vanity
  • 24th – Laziness

Most Sinful States in the U.S.

Overall Rank StateWalletHub Vice Index Anger & Hatred Jealousy Excesses & Vices Greed Lust Vanity Laziness 
1Nevada55.6992514296
2California54.2212746212231
3Texas52.0025936291630
4Georgia51.52141264951110
5Florida51.3031339467320
6Louisiana51.07461256352
7Tennessee50.261126992418
8South Carolina48.54341114142613
9Illinois47.4982421433728
10Mississippi47.2111231438491
11New Jersey46.02432849824423
12Alabama45.181011103416343
13North Carolina44.6433152719121627
14Delaware44.6129542323722
15Missouri44.4371673120239
16New York44.401527435023115
17Michigan43.991336915191517
18Arkansas43.97219123910447
19Pennsylvania43.823631182825533
20Maryland43.342881644111237
21Oklahoma42.471722294173821
22Arizona42.3422104132151825
23Ohio42.303025345181319
24Virginia42.264029441121838
25New Mexico41.711613301726434
26Washington40.4538184713331043
27Colorado39.7118173233281447
28Hawaii39.264921256132836
29Kentucky39.182137224223611
30Alaska37.586202016373940
31Indiana36.8620351341272212
32Oregon35.9126142442362532
33Wisconsin35.3324423426312035
34West Virginia35.15354182230505
35Massachusetts35.084643194042934
36Rhode Island34.15393923748338
37Kansas33.1927303337293241
38Montana33.075322223434846
39Connecticut32.3747343736461926
40South Dakota31.3719504512414716
41Minnesota31.2648334830381749
42Nebraska30.8634382827343148
43North Dakota30.324145405444042
44Maine29.2145491720474214
45Iowa29.0332443535393044
46New Hampshire28.3850401518492739
47Utah28.3644265048402150
48Vermont27.3223483110504529
49Idaho27.1542463838454124
50Wyoming25.1937474247354645

Note: With the exception of “WalletHub Vice Index,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative tank of that city, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.

 

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